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Blood Clotting – Why You Should Believe In Creation … And Not Evolution | David Rives

Why should you believe in creation, and not evolution? I mean, scientifically speaking. Haven’t we proven that evolution is a fact?

The theories of evolution would indicate that life is the result of chance processes over millions of years. It would claim that life, and all of life’s systems, have slowly evolved from simple to complex. But many of the features we see in nature are irreducibly complex. What does this mean?

Well, something is irreducibly complex if it needs all of its parts in order to function. Take away even one part, or one step, and the system fails. For example, a modern car is very complex but it’s not irreducibly complex. You can get rid of the air-conditioning, power windows, or seatbelts without rendering the car useless. The fenders could go, back seats, speaker system, even the windshield, and it would still be functional as an automobile. A mousetrap, on the other hand, isn’t very complex but it IS irreducibly complex. Each piece is needed or the trap won’t work.

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Now, in nature we see many examples of irreducible complexity. Let’s look at the blood clotting mechanism. Say you’re preparing dinner and just as you get that last roll buttered for the oven, you slice your finger! Okay, you don’t think about the incredible, complex process going on inside your body to stop the bleeding and form a protective clot. You just slap on a Band-Aid and go on with your day. But inside your body an amazing process is happening!

Blood clotting requires what’s called a “cascade.” This means each step is vital for the next step. You can’t skip a step in the cascade as each one is dependent on the previous step. The blood clotting cascade requires over one hundred steps! Each step must be in place the first time an animal is cut or it will slowly bleed to death. How did over ONE HUNDRED STEPS just happen to ALL be in place at the right time? Having half the steps is no good. The animal will bleed to death and not pass its genes along. No evolution! The whole system must be in place the first time it’s needed.

And not only do all these steps have to be in place, but the body also needs to be able to clot the blood just right so only the cut is sealed, and not the entire blood vessel. Clots are lifesaving when they seal a wound, but deadly if they block the blood supply. And yet our body knows how to do this without us even having to give it a single thought.

Blood clotting is a challenge for evolutionary ideas. There’s no way all of the necessary steps could’ve all evolved together at the same time. Instead of trusting in these old, outdated, and sometimes ridiculous ideas of Darwinian evolution, perhaps we should be looking towards the new research – scientific data that seems to be pointing us BACK – to Biblical accuracy. A Creator Who intelligently designed the Universe, life, AND the blood clotting mechanism.

Just one more scientific reason that you shouldn’t believe in human evolution. It takes a LOT of faith.

I’m David Rives, Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God.


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David Rives

Written by David Rives

With a unique combination of creation science and Biblical astronomy, David has built a solid case for our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ–and the world is taking notice. Host of the weekly TV show "Creation in the 21st Century" on TBN, and author of the book "Wonders Without Number".

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